Indians Claim Jason Rice

The Indians claimed minor league reliever Jason Rice off waivers from the Athletics, tweets Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.  The A's had acquired Rice from the Red Sox in the Conor Jackson deal last Wednesday.  The Tribe made room on the 40-man roster for Rice by moving Carlos Carrasco to the 60-day DL.

Rice, 25, posted a 3.69 ERA, 9.4 K/9, 4.4 BB/9, and 0.6 HR/9 in 85 1/3 Triple-A innings this year.  The Red Sox had obtained Rice from the White Sox in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft, prior to the '09 season.  Red Sox vice president of player development and amateur scouting Mike Hazen talked to Pawtucket announcer Dan Hoard about Rice's arsenal in this post from February.

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  1. jgmaynard 4 years ago

    Good luck to Jason. I met him once, and he is a heck of a nice guy.

  2. Cody 4 years ago

    The typical pitcher who can strike out a lot of people but walks a lot too.

  3. Cyyoung 4 years ago

    MDC Part 2

  4. sf55forlife 4 years ago

    wow the A’s really wanted to get rid of conor jackson lol

  5. This is complete shiet, the athletics website has no record of any transaction with him. He is on there current 40 man roster and in there bullpen as of yesterday. I find it highly suspect that they would toss away a pitcher they just traded for, who hasnt even appeared in a game for them yet. Once again we see just how far the chronicle has fallen in the last decade or so, at least think about what your saying before it comes out. Or does this situation actually seem plausible, free pitchers come and get em.

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago


      According to the Athletics website Rice is not on their 40-man roster. What likely happened was the A’s were planning on getting rid of Jackson anyway and simply hoped to sneak Rice through the waiver wire and keep him in th minors without putting him on the 40-man roster yet.

      • go to athletics main site click the 40 man roster page, in the pitchers it says rice i looked when i first saw the post. Also I doubt, but am not certain, he was out of options, so they could have probably outrighted him to triple A had they wished.

        • start_wearing_purple
          start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

          I see Outman then Ross. No Rice.

          I’m never entirely certain how it works but I’m fairly certain one would have to be on the 40-man roster before they can be outrighted. I’m fairly certain when they traded for Rice they had to put him on the 40-man or put him through waivers.

          • hes number 63 in the bullpen on the 40 man.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

            We must be looking at something different, I was looking at the A’s MLB site.

    • Jason Champion 4 years ago

      It’s on their website.  

      link to

  6. bosox7 4 years ago

    Wow. I guess we won the Jackson trade haha

    • 0bsessions 4 years ago

      Didn’t he hurt himself like three days ago?

      This sounds more like AvP than anything to me. Everyone loses.

  7. chico65 4 years ago

    Looks like Rice wasn’t a San Franscisco (area) treat

  8. Matthew Young 4 years ago

    The A’s site shows that the Indians claimed Rice off of waivers today. It’s done. Boston can “win” the Jackson trade all they want, he’s never been the same since he had Valley Fever a couple years ago.

  9. Beane might be getting back at the indians.  They claim any A’s player put on waivers like Harden and Crisp but do not offer anything to get them.  Now the indians must make a move to keep Rice on their 40 man.  Rice is what he is a relief pitcher which are a dime a dozen.

    • Or they added him for depth after announcing Carrasco was out for the rest of 2011 and all of 2012

  10. Jason was in uniform with the A’s since the trade and was in the Oakland bullpen available to pitch.  He was sent to Durham with the AAA team since they are in the playoffs.

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